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PlanItGreen kicks off fall with educatio...

As part of its ongoing efforts to implement the Environmental Sustainability Plan for Oak Park and River Forest, PlanItGreen is introducing several educational opportunities for residents. A Green Guides program (sustainability block captain, of a sort), a Residential Waste Reduction Education Campaign and a new Lunch and Learn Series are all programs designed for Oak […]

4,500 at the Oak Park Micro Brew Bask in...

Ninety-two breweries – mostly from Illinois and the Midwest – provided 4,500 craft beer lovers with samplings of nearly 400 unique beers during the 8th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review on Aug. 15 in downtown Oak Park.  The event – produced by Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild – included the extremely popular “ReplicAle” feature of the Guild, […]

SGA shares expertise at Indiana conferen...

At the recent Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) annual conference in Indianapolis, SGA’s Zero Waste program manager Jen Nelson presented on two panels —public space recycling and school waste reduction and composting in Illinois. Jen talked about SGA’s Zero Waste Event Training and events in which we’ve been directly involved in zero waste planning and implementation. “A big […]